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    by Published on 10-08-2014 10:59

    I haven't been able to find a comprehensive list of different splicing tutorials as I have been learning the ins and outs of it, so hopefully this will help others.

    General splice info-
    DreamHammock's Rope calculator - Thanks to Oldgringo- http://www.dream-hammock.com/RopeCalculator.html

    Locked Brummel-
    Pictorial by Opie- hammockforums.net/forum/...Locked-Brummel
    ** to make a dogbone, just do this twice**
    McDoanld Brummel - http://l-36.com/mcdonald.php

    Whoopies and Adjustable Structural ridgelines-
    Whoopie calculator - Nomadic Psyche hammockforums.net/forum/...xcel-Worksheet
    Video by TheBrewGuy - hammockforums.net/forum/...Whoopie-Slings
    Pictorial by SlowBro - hammockforums.net/forum/...ing-Suspension
    Ridgeline installation by ButtInASling- http://www.buttinasling.com/riin.html
    Ridgeline installation video by KrisKasey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6aR...e_gdata_player

    Continuous Loops-
    video by TheBrewGuy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcoKeXAwBZY
    Pictorial by Opie - https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...-Loop-pictoral

    Soft Shackle-
    Pictorial by Opie - hammockforums.net/forum/...dial-up-beware
    Everything soft shackle -Link thanks to GMCTTR http://l-36.com/soft_shackles.php?menu=4
    Soft Shackle Prussik by Opie - hammockforums.net/forum/...dial-up-beware

    Fixed length Hammock Ridgeline-
    Video by TheBrewGuy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs5k...ueI1u7Z-KQjAxw

    UCR calculator by Scraprider7 - hammockforums.net/forum/...UCR-Caclulator
    Pictoria by Fallkniven -
    Video by Xtrekker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17_u...ature=youtu.be

    If i have missed any, or you have a tutorial to add, link it and i will make an effort to update this. Test edit
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    Black Cat Tarp Tutorial

    This tutorial was written and published by Blackbishop351, originally on his website. Huge thanks to Blackbishop351 for putting this together. This tutorial is also available in PDF format here and here (thanks gun parker and angrysparrow).
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    DIY KAQ Instructions
    The following tutorial was taken from Kick *** Quilts. The original tutorial is courtesy of Patrick McKenna, and is posted here with his permission. This tutorial is also available in PDF format from here or here (thanks gun parker and angrysparrow). Acrobat Reader is required to view files. Now on to the good stuff....

    I think making plans available is the right thing to do for a variety of reasons. This section is more for making your own for the pure satisfaction of it or as a starting point for a more personal custom project. I also think it's a useful way of showing you what you're buying from the inside out.

    I'm going to give instructions on how to make mine exactly. I highly encourage you to embellish on the design and/or materials to suit your own needs, though. Here are some possible variations:

    Ultra-lightYou could use 0.8 oz. ripstop instead of 1.1 oz. You could use less insulation, maybe have it only double-layered in key areas, like around the torso and shoulders. You could leave off the reinforcing patches and side tie-out loops. For the corner loops, you could use 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon instead of 3/4" and leave off the cordlocks and just use knots instead. The 0.8 oz. will save you several ounces and the insulation skimping should save at least that much.

    Heavy duty
    You could use 1.9 oz. ripstop breathable and 330 denier reinforcing patches. You could use nylon straps instead of the Grosgrain ribbon. You could reinforce all seams with Grosgrain. You could replace the 3/16" attachment shock cord with something thicker.

    Temperature variation
    I currently use two layers of 3/4"-1" Polarguard 3D. Adding another layer should get you between ten and twenty degrees of extra warmth. Alternatively,

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